Erin Nelson

Erin Nelson

With a background in International Development and Rural Studies, Erin has extensive experience working in both Canada and Latin America on issues related to sustainable food systems, local food networks, food security, and community development. Her current research focuses on agroecology and small-scale farmer livelihoods, as well as South-North knowledge exchange and capacity building. It is conducted in close collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders, including civil society organizations, policy-makers, farmers, and citizen groups. Erin has been teaching in the International Development Studies Program since 2012, and also runs education abroad programs for the University of Guelph in partnership with Cuba’s National Institute for Agricultural Sciences.